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35 Years After the AIDS Epidemic Began, It’s Devastating the South

by Linda Villarosa

This month the AIDS epidemic turns 35. Though things have changed dramatically, turning an HIV diagnosis from a death sentence to a manageable illness… Read More

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As Suicide Rates For Black Children Rise, Protecting Emotional Heath Is Vital

by Dr. Rheeda Walker

The researchers who found that suicide… Read More

Phill Wilson

Phill Wilson Is Fighting to End the AIDS Epidemic in the Black Community

by Phill Wilson

Thirty-five years ago this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the Read More

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Juan Valentine Ain’t Your Average Yogi

by Josie Pickens

Juan Valentine loves fly fashion, dope haircuts, and transforming lives through teaching yoga.  He’s not your average yogi--a Black… Read More

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GirlTrek Is Inspiring Healthy Black Womanhood, One Step at a Time

by Zainab Karim

With the hashtag #BlackGirlHealing, GirlTrek is drawing much-needed attention to the root causes… Read More

Black Teen Suicide: More Reality Than Myth

Black Teen Suicide: More Reality Than Myth

by Dr. Summer Matheson

Last November, after reading “Preventing Suicides in the Black Community” by Gaynor Hall and Pam Grimes, a quote that echoed in my head… Read More

Black Women Turn to Internet to Battle Mystifying Illness

Black Women Turn to Internet to Battle Mystifying Illness

by Driadonna Roland

When singer Chrisette Michele was featured in EBONY’s “Body Brigade” issue in March, she and her fellow full-figured bombshells… Read More

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Shattering the Myth of the “Mad” Black Woman

by Josie Pickens

In 1981, Black, radical, feminist poet and activist Audre Lorde addressed a crowd at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference. She… Read More

Holly Robinson Peete Welcomes You To The "Autism Express"

Holly Robinson Peete Welcomes You To The "Autism Express"

by Najja Parker

Holly Robinson Peete has her hands full. She's the star of a new reality series on OWN entitled For Peete's Sake, she's… Read More

EBONY Magazine February 2016

I Survived a Heart Attack at 33

by Tiffany Walden

My older sister had her first heart attack in 2004 at age 34 when I was in my final year of law school. That was a real wake-up call. My father already… Read More

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